Intel Core i9-12900K teased: up to 27% faster than AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

Intel's flagship Alder Lake CPU, the Core i9-12900K, is up to 27% faster in single-threaded performance over the Ryzen 9 5950X.

Published Mon, Sep 27 2021 12:35 AM CDT   |   Updated Wed, Oct 20 2021 10:20 PM CDT

Intel is set to dominate AMD with its upcoming 12th Gen "Alder Lake" CPU family, with its new flagship Core i9-12900K processor teased again and it really whoops AMD's ass.

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The new Core i9-12900K was benched against the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor, where in the built-in CPU-Z benchmark it is 27% faster. If we add this with the last Core i9-12900K benchmarks with the Cinebench R20 and Cinebench R23 results, Intel could have the fastest desktop CPU ever made with its Core i9-12900K.

In the screenshots leaked on Bilibili, the new Core i9-12900K scores 825 points in the CPU-Z built-in benchmark. This is up 27% from the Ryzen 9 5950X which scores 647 while the Core i9-11900K scores 682. There's no multi-thread performance numbers here, but we should expect near identical performance between the Core i9-12900K and Ryzen 9 5950X processors as the blue/purple bars are the same length here in the benchmark results.

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I'll be shifting over my main GPU test system to Intel's new Core i9-12900K the second I can, as it'll be the most exciting upgrade in quite a while now. Intel Alder Lake will also introduce DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 as well.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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